|Brian (Paul Walker) and Dom (Vin Diesel) plan to make one last big score in the action-packed “Fast Five.”|
Justin Lin’s “Fast Five” — his third directorial contribution to the “Fast and Furious ” franchise — is easy, breezy, bloodlessly violent comic-book fun.
In fact, if you listen to the characters talking to themselves while drag-racing squad cars down a Rio de Janeiro street, they virtually supply their own word balloons to tell us what they’re thinking.
At least I hope screenwriter Chris Morgan intended his dialogue to be cornball, campy and quotable. Otherwise, it would merely be a collection of cheesy, wince-inducing groaners.
“You’ve got to run before it’s too late!” the pretty Gisele says.
“Running ain’t freedom!” Dom barks, his face straighter than a pin.
Good thing there’s more doing than talking in “Fast Five,” a slick stunt-a-thon stuffed with so many action sequences, it would be tough to pinpoint the most thrilling.
Could it be the climactic demolition derby where two sports cars drag a giant bank vault through downtown Rio, destroying buildings and vehicles before inexplicably wiping out every single corrupt cop in the city? (Read more…)